Tractor Trials archive video from the 1930s - old film of working machines
"1930s Tractor Trials" DVD introduction from Primetime Video.
The World Agricultural Tractor Trials of 1930 were a major event in the
history of farm tractors in Britain. 36 tractors, from seven different
countries, ranging from massive crawlers to three motor cultivators for
market gardeners, were brought to one site in Oxfordshire.
Among the machines to be seen are five of the earliest Caterpillar models,
a four-wheel drive French Latil, three Peter Brotherhood tractors, a
Vickers Aussie, two Swedish Munktells, a Linke crawler from Gernany and
what is probably the only Hungarian-British HCSC in the world, as well as
machines from Case, Massey Harris, Marshall and one of the few failures of
the trials, the Fordson Model N, which went on to be one of the world's
most successful tractors.
Written and narrated by Alan Stennett. 56 minutes long and available online
The Great Dorset Steam Fair 2010 Heavy Haulage
The various Heavy Haulage loads in the Play Pen at The Great Dorset Steam
1925 Burrell D Class Traction Engine No.4019 Britannia hauling the stone
1922 Burrell Road Locomotive No.3937 Janet hauling the chain loaded trailer
1901 Fowler B1Class Road Locomotive No.8920 The Great North heading the
Pickfords 100 ton loaded with an M4 Sherman banked by 1920 Burrell Road
Locomotive No.3829 His Majesty
1925 Burrell D Class Traction Engine No.4019 Britannia hauling the trailer
with the early electric motor
1908 Burrell Road Locomotive No.3057 Lord Roberts, 1912 McLaren Road
Locomotive No.1181 King Harry, 1928 Fowler B6 Class Road Locomotive
No.17106 Duke of York & 1919 McLaren Road Locomotive No.1652 Boadicea
hauling SR Merchant Navy Class No.35005 Canadian Pacific on Allely's
1912 McLaren Traction Engine No.1266 & 1900 McLaren Road Locomotive No.1497
double heading the early electric motor trailer
1913 Burrell Tractor No.3442, 1910 Fowler A5 Class Road Locomotive No.11111
City of Hull, 1908 Burrell Road Locomotive No.3057 Lord Roberts, 1901
Fowler B1Class Road Locomotive No.8920 The Great North & 1919 McLaren Road
Locomotive No.1652 Boadicea hauling SR Merchant Navy Class No.35005
Canadian Pacific on Allely's Locomotive Transporter, before this run the
water bowser finally went round to damp down the ground to stop the dust.
1921 International 8-16 Tractor startup
This is an original, unrestored International 8-16 complete with the
original and very rare air cleaner. The hood sheet metal was replaced,
patterned from the original, but the fenders and the rest are the real
thing. It was retired and stored inside a barn, and placed up on stones,
in the early 1950's, so the wheels are in remarkable condition. The
original paint and IH decals are still visible. As you can see, it starts
and runs well. This was filmed at the Carroll County, Ohio Algonquin Mill
Fall Festival on Sunday, Oct.11, 2009. The owner also has a 1917 tractor
of the same model as well as a growing collection of other vintage IH
tractors, as well as a variety of vintage Chevrolet, International, and
Dodge trucks, such as the Dodge seen here. The Algonquin Mill Festival is
a 3 day annual event in October-join us!
Antique Tractor Universal-2 1952 for Sale
The Stalingrad and Kharkov tractor plants came into operation in the early
1930s and enabled mechanization of the most power-consuming agricultural
operations such as ploughing, sowing and harvesting. However, row crops
(sugar beet, corn, potato, cotton, etc.) were still cultivated using horsepower because
the first tractors could not be used for loosening, thinning or hilling. In
1933, the total area of row crops in USSR was 20 million hectares. Thus,
cultivating tractors were necessary.
Such a tractor was designed at the Research Institute for Tractor Building
in Moscow on the basis of the Farmall model (US). However, the new tractor
was by no means a simple copy of the original model. The design was
modified to meet Soviet production and service conditions.
The new tractor was called Universal. It had a 22 h.p. engine and its
design was simple and reliable. From 1934 to 1940, the tractor was
fabricated in Leningrad, and the second plant came into operation in
Vladimir in 1944 where the fabrication continued until 1955. A total of
210,000 Universal tractors of various modifications were produced from
1934 to 1955.
Starting a 1919 Fordson tractor.
This tractor belongs to my friend Richard, it shows him starting his
beautiful 1919 Fordson tractor without using a starter or even a crank!
This is a must see! From www.tractorworksvideos.com
Half Century of Progress 2013 Earthquake plowing
Half Century of Progress show 2013 in Rantoul, IL. The Earthquake tractor
was there pulling a 15-bottom plow. Some of the ground was pretty hard and
dry, but this area was a little better plowing. The Earthquake tractor is a
750 hp 4WD built by Dave & John Curtis of Rite Manufacturing Co. It is
powered by a Detroit Diesel 12V and was built in the 1980s. It was named
the Earthquake by its previous owners Doerfler Farms in Oregon when an
earthquake shook their farm and they compared it to the way their tractor
made the ground quake. It is now owned by the Randall Brothers of Holgate,
OH, were gracious enough to share it with all of us at the Half Century of
Progress show in Rantoul.